Laptop, mike, iPod- ready to go live. Photograph by Graeme Ottley/ Fotograe

Music Buzz ( May/June 2005)

New music from the Caribbean.

Photograph courtesy Richard Costas

TOTAL MOBILITY

Richard Costas on the consequences of telecom sector liberalisation and the explosion of mobile phone sales in the Caribbean.

Beat bytes: World Wide Wine-down-de-place

Beat bytes: World Wide Wine-down-de-place

Michael Goodwin prepares us for Trinidad and Tobago's carnival via popular websites.

Black glass wine and utility bottles dominated the 1700s, though some houses devised recipes for new colours. These specimens come from Guyana. Front row from left: Dutch mini “lady’s leg”, also called a “long neck”; small Belgian thin-walled flask, c1700; Dutch utility bottle, also called a “snuff”, late 1700s. Back row: two standard Dutch “lady‘s legs”. Photograph by Eric Young

Beauty in a bottle

What’s so fascinating about old bottles? Roxan Kinas explains the charms of these fragile artifacts.

All Business

A collection of Caribbean business websites for anyone searching for commercial contacts within the region.

Illustration by Wendell McShine

It’s Playback Time

New technology scans old LPs and comes up with new sound. Vaneisa Baksh is already digging out her old albums.

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Who Put the Pepper in the Vaseline?

Ever had a yearning for Pomacanthus paru or a Chaetodon striatus? .

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Netwatch

The Caribbean online. .

Oliver Headly (centre) and staff inspect solar collectors on the roof of the chemistry building at the Barbados campus of UWI. Photograph by Berl Francis & Co.

Solar Power: Oliver’s Sun Traps

Barbados' Oliver Headley has dedicated a lifetime to developing viable applications of solar energy.

One day antennae like this will do the same from an orbit around the earth. Photograph Dr Seth Shostak/ Science Photo Library

Is There Anyone Out There?

If there is intelligent life somewhere out there, the world's largest radio telescope, among the mountains of Puerto Rico, will help find it.